Israel in San Diego, San Diego’s Center for Hebrew and Israeli Cultural Experiences

slingshot1The Tarbuton strengthens and unifies the San Diego Jewish community through Israeli cultural experiences.  Israeli arts, music, and cultural events, bridge the local Israeli and American Jewish communities, deepen our ties to Israel and to each other.  The Modern Hebrew programs provide another way to connect to Israel.  Classes for Youth and Adults Jewish Holiday Celebrations and Israeli Plays and Shows are all available.

  1. 120+ students, 200-300 participate weekly or bi-monthly, and over 1500 Jewish households
  2. Selected by Slingshot a top 50 Innovative organization in North America
  3. Selected to join Nitzan, Covenant Foundation’s Innovative After School program network
  4. Kesher is a member of The Jewish Education Project’s Hebrew Charter After School Network made possible through a generous grant from the Steinhardt Foundation for Family Life.
  5. Introduced Modern Hebrew in public elementary school campuses
  6. Recognized by the Reut Institute in The Israeli Diaspora as a Catalyst for Jewish Peoplehood March, 2012 and Engaging the Israeli Diaspora: Toronto as a Case Study June 2013
  7. Highlighted in eJewishPhilanthropy, Steinhardt Contact Magazine, Times of Israel, Jewish World, Jewish Journal. Read More

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